As I write this, it’s my granddaughter’s 8th birthday, and she wanted a snowman cake. Back in the day, I remember painstakingly cutting out pieces of cake (oh, the crumbs!) in order to create a cake design that would make my daughters’ birthday fun. This one was super easy! Even better, no cutting at all.
I made the cake the day before, covered the rounds with cling wrap, and froze them. I covered the backside of my cookie sheet with a pretty shade of blue mylar. Really made the cake pop. When I was ready to frost, I left the cakes frozen. So much easier–the rounds were firm and easy to work with. Even better, the coconut is very forgiving. Any imperfections were completely hidden. Then I started to decorate. That’s when making the cake got fun. (Note: I was going to use a carrot for the snowman’s nose when I shot this photo. I ended up using an orange gumdrop, instead.)
Needless to say, my granddaughter loved it!